LOOKING BACK: A flooded Ipswich CBD in January, 2011.
LOOKING BACK: A flooded Ipswich CBD in January, 2011. DAVID NIELSEN

LETTERS: Thanks for your help in the 2011 floods

THE IMPORTANT news in recent days, are the stories of five years since the 2011 floods. Lives were lost, and much devastation left families adrift, homeless, no insurance, and desolate.

It is with this in mind, that I thank our mum, who gave us help, and a place to live, also the families in Karalee, and Ipswich who brought food and drinks, and many other gifts to restore our lives.

The Ipswich and Brisbane communities gave us not just charity, but hope in ourselves to rebuild.

Thank you to everyone, who helped with rescue, who gave a dollar, prayed, or gave a thought, to those flooded.

HELEN CROOK, Walloon